Writing competition 2023
Sponsored by Imperium Trust
Have you ever wanted to have a go at writing a short story, a poem, song lyrics or simply sharing a little of your life story?
Whether you are into fact or fiction, we have an opportunity for you to get involved in our 2023 LGBTQ+ Writing Competition that we launch for LGBT+ History month!
The aim of the competition is to provide a fun way to educate and inform the public about the triumphs and challenges that LBGTQ+ people face – past, present and future.
If you would like to enter the competition the rules are pretty simple. Write a piece with no more than 1,000 words with an LGBTQ+ theme.
Entries are open to everyone across the Channel Islands. There are two categories; an over 18’s and under 18’s so everybody can have a go, with a £100 Amazon voucher prize for the winner of both categories!
The inspiration for the competition came from one of the Liberate volunteers after they read the book entitled ‘The Lie’ by William Dameron, a US based publicist. In it he described living a heteronormative life whilst hiding his homosexuality until he could hold it no longer. The Lie really struck a cord with lots of members of the Liberate team and we thought it would be wonderful to host an annual competition to hear more about peoples experiences of being LGBTQ+.
All the other rules are below, which means there is only one thing left to do – get writing!
The competition is kindly sponsored by Imperium Trust
Terms & conditions
- All entires must have an LGBTQ+ theme and be under 1,000 words.
- When writing your entry, please be sure to change any names in your story to maintain full confidentiality (This also applies to your own name).
- All entries are to be submitted digitally to us using the google form linked in the button above.
- All entries are to be submitted by 16th April 2023
- Winners will be announced in May 2023.
- Selected entries will be published on the Liberate website unless opted out.
- Adult language is permitted provided it isn’t too explicit.
- Liberate hold the right to decline accepting any entry deemed inappropriate.
- Any further queries, please don’t hesitate to contact the Liberate team at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find some of last years best entries below